Announcing The Socaltech 50: Southern California's Up-and-Comers

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We''re proud to announce the Socaltech 50 , our list of the 50, up-and-coming people in Southern California''s technology ecosystem. So, without further ado, here''s the list of this year''s 2013 Socaltech 50 : Basil Abifaker , Transaction Wireless (San Diego, digital gift cards).

socalTECH: Deadline For Nominations For The Socaltech 100 Approaching

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Individuals can be involved in anything from online content to software, biotech to hardware, or even education, content, arts, or more--as long as it relates to the technology industry here. Socaltech is planning to recognize the Socaltech 100 in conjunction with the Digital Family Reunion in December. Email Robyn Dickson at digitalfamilyreunion@gmail.com (with the subject SOCALTECH 100) for more details on sponsoring the award or the event.

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socalTECH Jobs: Monday Morning Job Highlights for November 4th, 2013

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Looking for a place to exercise and grow your talent in software development and work in an environment that values your ideas and strives for excellence? The company is a leading provider of software and solutions in the enterprise information management, archiving and compliance sectors.

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Murano Software (www.muranosoft.com). Your Software Development Partner. Sponsoring socalTECH's Executive Moves section. Tags: socaltech sponsors Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. They include: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com). Backing Southern California's next great technology companies. Silicon Valley Bank (www.svb.com). Helping entrepreneurs succeed.

socalTECH Jobs: Hot Technology Jobs at DreamHost, Telesign, Condusiv, and more!

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Check out socalTECH''s online Job Board , where we let our members post their jobs for free. startup beach silicon angeles employment jobs tech high socaltech Looking to join some of the most promising high tech companies in Southern California?

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Murano Software (www.muranosoft.com). Your Software Development Partner. Sponsoring socalTECH's Executive Moves section. Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. They include: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com). Backing Southern California's next great technology companies. Silicon Valley Bank (www.svb.com). Helping entrepreneurs succeed.

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Murano Software (www.muranosoft.com). Your Software Development Partner. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. Sponsoring socalTECH's Executive Moves section. Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. They include: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com).

Thanks to socalTECH's Sponsors

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Murano Software (www.muranosoft.com). Your Software Development Partner. Stradling Yocca Carlson & Rauth (www.sycr.com) Sponsoring socalTECH's Orange County High Tech Report. Sponsoring socalTECH's Executive Moves section. Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on. Southern California's high tech news and companies. They include: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com).

Thanks to socalTECH's Sponsors!

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Murano Software (www.muranosoft.com). Your Software Development Partner. Sponsoring socalTECH's Executive Moves section. Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on. Southern California's high tech news and companies. They include: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com). Backing Southern California's next great technology companies. Silicon Valley Bank (www.svb.com). Helping entrepreneurs succeed.

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Murano Software (www.muranosoft.com). Your Software Development Partner. OnHollywood socalTECH is proud to be an affiliate partner of the upcoming OnHollywood event, where cutting-edge technology CEOs from the back streets of Silicon Valley meet the Hollywood digital entertainment and media elite. 50% registration discount for friends of socalTECH.

Thanks to socalTECH's Sponsors!

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Murano Software (www.muranosoft.com). Your Software Development Partner. Thanks to all of the sponsors and advertisers, who allow us to keep you updated on Southern California's high tech news and companies. They include: Sponsors. Redpoint Ventures (www.redpoint.com). Backing Southern California's next great technology companies. Silicon Valley Bank (www.svb.com). Helping entrepreneurs succeed. Binary Pulse Technology Marketing (www.binarypulse.com).

Three LA Companies Selected For Commerce.Innovated Accelerator

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Domuso is developing payment financing software for renters; Earny is a personal assistant which provides money back on purchases; and Papaya develops mobile bill payment apps. Editor's note: Silicon Valley Bank is a sponsor of socaltech, which does not influence our coverage. silicon valley bank commerce innovation accelerator startup incubator mastercard fintech financial software saas

SPONSOR POST: Southern California Technology Firms Are Hiring

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socalTECH's Job Board helps companies, and potential empoyees, connect. socalTECH is the best location for finding high tech savvy executives, marketers, engineers, and others. engineer software tech high technology monica santa angeles california southern hiring jobsSlow job market? Not in Southern California's technology market!

Report: Lynda.com Tops $70M In Annual Revenues

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Ojai, California-based Lynda.com , the online education site providing online training on a variety of software, ranging from PhotoShop to AutoCAD and much more which was founded by Lynda Weinman and Bruce Heavin, is now topping $70M in annual revenues, according to reports.

Docufide Becomes Parchment

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The name change plans had been uncovered by socalTECH in February. Docufide recently hired Matthew Pittinsky, the founder of educational software firm Blackboard, as its new CEO. college university saas software education transcript school high docufide parchmentDocufide , which provides a service to transmit educational credentials and high school transcripts to colleges and universities, announced Thursday that it has renamed itself Parchment, Inc.

Report: ExpenseCloud Acquired By TriNet

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Los Angeles-based expense management software and services developer ExpenseCloud , which was founded by Eric Sikola and Dan Fritcher, has been acquired by human resources provider Trinet , according to reports today. Disclaimer: TriNet is a sponsor of socalTECH). According to PandoDaily, citing "sources with direct knowledge of the transaction", the deal was signed last Thursday.

RealPractice Adds Website, Lead Management Tools

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Ransom took the reigns last year, and has been focusing the firm on providing services solo and small law practices--as he described in an interview with socalTECH last year, to create a LegalZoom focused on law practitioners. realpractice lead management software legal practice

OpenX Gets $20M From SAP, Others

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Los Angeles-based OpenX Technologies , the developer of online advertising serving software, announced this morning that it has raised $20M in a Series D funding round. The firm said the new funding will go to accelerate growth, internatioanl expansion, and further adoption of its OpenX Enterprise software. The round had been uncovered earlier by socalTECH. openx venture capital online advertising network software technology

High Tower Software Shuts Down

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Aliso Viejo-based High Tower Software, a venture-backed developer of security, compliance, and log management software, has shut down. A spokesperson at the firm told socalTECH that the shutdown occurred yesterday, and that the firm is now in the process of looking for buyers of its technology. High Tower was backed by Falcon Fund, Hallador Venture Fund, INROADS Capital Partners, J.F. Shea, Kinship Partners, Liberty Partners, Merrill Lynch Ventures, and the Tech Coast Angels.

Mindbody Confirms $14M For Health and Wellness Software

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San Luis Obispo-based Mindbody Software has confirmed that it has raised $14M in a new funding round for the firm's health and wellness business management software. The funding had originally been uncovered by socalTECH this morning, via a regulatory filing.

What I Learned In 2015: Jeb Spencer, TVC Capital

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Today, we have the thoughts of Jeb Spencer of TVC Capital (www.tvccapital.com), a software focused growth equity fund which just raised a new fund, and has had some great success in the market. TVC Capital has also been a big supporter of socaltech over the years.

Southern California Companies Have Healthy Showing In Deloitte Fast 500

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Among the highest ranked in the annual program was OpenX Software , based in Pasadena, which had a 44,075% five year growth rate, which was ranked at number 5 in the nation, based on its fiscal revenue growth rate from 2008 to 2012.

Central Desktop: We're Profitable, Growing

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Pasadena-based cloud-based collaboration and project management software developer Central Desktop says that it is profitable and growing, with a 70 percent year-over-year growth in its SocialBridge collaboration and work management software. Central Desktop''s CEO, Isaac Garcia, was one of our socalTECH 50 honorees. central desktop cloud collaboration software project management

IPO Slowdown? Not For This Market: Santa Barbara

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The city and surrounding region, which has been a long time technology hub, had a huge IPO and exit year, according to an analysis conducted by socaltech. In addition, Santa Barbara's AnsibleWorks was among the latest in enterprise IT software companies in the region to see an exit, and was sold to Red Hat in August for somewhere north of $100M.

MarketShare Gets $32M From Elevation

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Los Angeles-based MarketShare , the provider of marketing analytics software headed by Wes Nichols and Jon Vein, announced today that it has raised $32M in a follow on investment from private equity firm Elevation Partners. MarketShare's software helps companies adjust their marketing mix, to better drive sales. A portion of the funding was uncovered by socalTECH earlier this month.

Los Angeles Fast 500 Winners Announced

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The highest ranking firms on the overall Technology Fast 500 from the area were Santa Barbara-based FastSpring , a developer of software e-commerce tools headed by Dan Engel , which was ranked at number 13 nationally with 17,468% revenue growth from 2006 to 2010. Editor's note: socalTECH was a sponsor of this event.).

Mavenlink Confirms $3.9M Fundraising

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Irvine-based Mavenlink , a developer of software tools for managing projects with clients, contracts, and consultants, has raised $3.9M in funding from Quest Software and Madden Capital Partners, according to the firm today. socalTECH had first uncovered the funding in September. mavenlink venture capital saas project management invoice small business software

Overtone Raises $2.4M

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Overtone , a developer of software-as-a-service tools for monitoring customer sentiment, has raised $2.48M out of a $5.3M Tags: socaltech overtone customer feedback software saas funding round, according to a regulatory filing from the firm Thursday. Details on the funding have not been announced. The firm--which has locations in both Carlsbad and San Francisco--has previously raised funding from ABS Ventures, Dolphin Equity Partners, and Encinal Capital Management.

BlackLine Planning Big Hiring Boost

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BlackLine Systems , the developer of financial close software headed by Therese Tucker, is planning a big hiring boost this, expecting to hire more than 50 more employees this year on top of an existing 75 people working at the company. The firm told socalTECH that about 40 of those hires are expected to work at the firm's new Woodland Hills office, which is being announced today by Mayor Antonio Villaraigosa.

What I Learned In 2015: Lief Morin, KeyInfo

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For today's thoughts, we have Lief Morin , founder and CEO of KeyInfo (www.keyinfo.com), a regional systems integrator which provides compute, storage and networking solutions and professional services for advanced software-defined data centers.

Go West Young Men: Winklevoss Twins Buy $18M L.A. Mansion To Dive Into SoCal Tech Scene

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What Makes a Successful Startup Community? Is it Possible to Build One Where You Live?

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Seattle has GeekWire , LA has SoCalTech and so on. Ability To Attract a Pool of Engineers – We know that SF is Mecca for software engineers. This article originally appeared on TechCrunch.

Interview with Brian Norgard, Namesake

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The interesting thing is nowadays you have your customers as a sounding board, and you can release software four times a day and get feedback immediately.